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Great Grey Owl

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Great Grey Owl, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. We have only seen a great grey owl once before and that was across a field. They are a northern bird that is very rare in our area.
This is the first record for Essex county.
This owl showed up in southwestern ontario a few days back and has been perching in trees beside the road.

It comes within 10-20 feet and doesn't pay much attention to people.

He was hunting and flying down into the roadside ditch.

Great looks for a great owl.

Time to call pest control.

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Time to call pest control., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Wilsons brother, Breeze

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Wilsons brother, Breeze, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Think about it.

CAUTION: Politcians Ahead.

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CAUTION: Politcians Ahead., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Tern, Tern, Tern

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Tern, Tern, Tern, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. To everything there is a season.

Sandwich terns

Red billed gull

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Red billed gull, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. I like bird names that actually describe the bird.
New Zealand.

Don't sneeze

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Look Ma, no hands.












Some kids will swallow anything.
Don't believe it, just look at this street entertainer in Toronto.
Sneezing is not recommended.

A spoonfull of sugar helps the sword go down

Rough road ahead

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Rough road ahead, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. When I see a hubcap collection I'm always confused.
Should I slow down because there is rough road ahead or should I go really fast as they are good at stealing hubcaps?

Monday mornings are hard.

This photo is from New Zealand. They drive on the wrong side of the road. Does that mean they put hubcaps ON your car?

Monday with out coffee is really hard.

Odonata

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Odonata, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.
Spoted this large dragonfly - Colourus craftus- resting on the end of a garage yesterday.
Big one, probably eats dunkeys and mules.
Odonata are dragonflys.

Birders go to the nicest places

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Birders go to the nicest places, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. Dumps and sewage lagoons are high on the list.

The birding center was beside the sewage treatment plant.

Maybe people look at birders funny because we smell?

Ah, who cares, that's where the birds are.

They're at the post...

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They're at the post..., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. they're off............. they're (turtle) neck and neck...

Soft shell hatchlings headiing for cover.

You know you're in the city when......

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You know you're in the city when......, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr. the outdoor johns have attendants.

Love the name on the one in the centre, Tropic Thunder!!
What have they been serving in the beer tent?

Have a good weekend.